Public transport strengthens Germany as the mobility location

The Association of German Transport Companies is the sector association for public transport. VDV is dedicated to the diversity of services in this sector, to lastingly strengthen and secure Germany as mobility location. The association is actively committed to its almost 600 members involved in public transport and rail freight transport and repre­sents their interests in politics, the public, business and in research.

Every day, 30 million people in Germany use the short-distance public transport (Öffentlichen Personennahverkehr – ÖPNV); more than in any other EU member state. This cannot be accomplished without efficient transport companies and without the constant development of the services in ÖPNV. Rail freight transport, as an efficient transportation system, also secures the interconnection of business locations in Germany and thereby promotes the export-oriented economy and ensures the connection of the location to the EU and the global markets.

The VDV supports sustainable mobility by strengthening public transport in Ger­­many. This primarily requires a secured financing and appropriate legal framework conditions for companies in the pas­­senger and rail freight transport business.



  1. Address

    Hauptgeschäftsstelle Köln
    Kamekestraße 37–39
    50672 Köln
    Tel +49 221 57979-0
    Fax +49 221 57979-8000

    Leipziger Platz 8
    10117 Berlin
    Tel +49 30 399932-0

    c/o UITP
    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    B-1080 Bruxelles
    Annika Stienen
    Tel +49 032 497451682

  2. President

    Jürgen Fenske

  3. Manager

    Oliver Wolff

  4. Established


  5. Business

    Sector association public passenger and rail freight transport